The last weeks have been full of casting news for the second season of The Witcher. We discovered the actress playing Queen Meve as well as a couple of other minor roles. However, this is not the end of new information on the topic. Today we can announce five new cast members.
First is Alastair Parker, who played roles in Doctor Who and Carnival Row. Fans of The Witcher may also recognize him as he lent his voice to the dwarf Cleaver in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. After MyAnna Buring’s Tissaia (Anna Henrietta in Blood and Wine) and Lu Corfield’s Marites (Iris von Everec in Hearts of Stone) his will be the third character played by an actor with voiceover credits from the games. His role in Season two is unknown, but as you can see, he has a very impressive body build. His appearance and age match the description of Sigismund Dijkstra, whose audition was disclosed a few months ago. The casting description for “David” aka Dijkstra can be found here.
Next we have British actor Richard Cunningham who appeared in productions such as His Dark Materials, Grantchester and Rogue One. It is not known yet what character he will play but we could see him as one of the Northern monarchs.
We’ve also learned that actress Michele Moran has joined the cast of the second season. Michele is known for episodic roles in such series as Into the Badlands and Flack. Unfortunately, we don’t know what role she will play in The Witcher, but we will give our best to find out.
We also have very strong suspicions that actor and professional badminton player Krysten Coombs will play one of the dwarves in the second season. His role remains unknown, but we suspect that he will join Yarpen Zigrin’s company and perhaps portray one of the Dahlberg brothers. Does the presence of Yarpen and other dwarves mean that we will see scenes of the caravan journey and the elven attack on it near Shaerrawedd? At this point, the chances are looking very good. You may have noticed Krysten’s brief appearance in Game of Thrones when he played one of the dwarves at Joffrey Baratheon’s wedding, dressed as Balon Greyjoy.
Lastly, there is young actress and model Niamh McCormack. She will play the mysterious-sounding character W in an episode directed by Stephen Surjik. It’s likely that ‘W’ is the character’s codename.
As production of The Witcher went from locations back to the studio at Arborfield, even smaller casting news are very welcome. Or maybe one of them isn’t so small? Maybe we have indeed found our Dijkstra in Alastair Parker? What do you think? Let us know in the comments or on twitter.